Movie Details

This Nickelodeon cell-animated series was built around the comic talents of Saturday Night Live regular Amy Poehler, who had introduced the title character's prototype during her previous gig on Uptight Citizens' Brigade. Poehler provided the voice for Bessie Higgenbottom, a motormouthed, hyperactive 9-and-3/4-year-old girl living in San Francisco. A member in good standing of the "Honeybee Scouts", Bessie had made it her mission in life to win every "Bee Badge" imaginable, which explains why she wore her scout uniform 'round the clock. Totally impervious to insults and criticism and completely oblivious to anyone else's feelings, Bessie spent her days relentlessly drilling her scout troop, and her nights imagining herself as a musclebound superhero, "The Mighty B". The girl was idolized by her 7-year-old brother Ben, who aspired to be The Mighty B's sidekick when he grew up, refusing to relinquish the dream even after Bessie chose a mercenary, torn-eared "wharf dog" named Happy Walter for the sidekick honor. The villain of the piece was Bessie's rival, nasty, indolent rich girl Portia Gibbons, who was never seen without her flunkey Gwen, who dreamed of being a fashion designer. Rounding out the cast was Penny's loyal troop member Penny, an oversized, slightly dimwitted girl who always surprised her compatriots with occasional flashes of brilliance. Created by the husband-wife team of Erik Wiese (Spongebob Squarepants and Cynthia True (Fairly OddParents and animated in an agreeably slapdash "bigfoot" fashion, The Mighty B was first telecast April 26, 2008, its TV debut coinciding with the release of Amy Poehler's theatrical feature Baby Mama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi